Late morning and early afternoon Monday, May 29, will see the highest temperatures with highs in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service.

The Bureau of Meteorology says temperatures will start to cool down in the late afternoon as the backdoor cold front brings in cool air. Wind speeds will also pick up in the afternoon, with gusts of around 20 mph in some places.

For those at or heading to coastal beaches, parts of Long Island (southwest and southeast Suffolk County, southern Nassau County) and New York City (southern Brooklyn and Queens) Monday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Torrent warnings will be issued).

“Anyone entering the surf area may be exposed to life-threatening rapids,” the National Weather Service said. “Anyone visiting the beach should stay away from the waves. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers from the shore into deeper water.

“If you’re in a surf zone, always carry a flotation device with you and swim near a lifeguard. If you get caught in a rip current, relax and float, don’t swim against the current. If you can, swim in the direction of the shoreline. If you can’t escape, face the shore Shout or wave for help.

Due to the passage of the front, Tuesday, May 30 will not be as warm, with temperatures in the low 70s and clear skies.

Wednesday, May 31, will remain dry with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 70s.

Things will heat up as the calendar flips from May to June.

Look for highs in the mid-80s on Thursday, June 1 and all the way up into the low 90s on Friday, June 2.

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